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Accident: 170179899 - Employee'S Fingers Crushed In Pipe Bender

Accident: 170179899 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 06/24/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12006002509/10/19923499Forms & Surfaces
Employee #1 moved a control panel pedestal from its normal position of 4 ft away from a bending machine head assembly to within 1 ft of the assembly. He placed his left hand in die #1 and switched the die #2 switch closed. Both dies closed, crushing his middle and ring fingers at the end joint. The machine control panel is now bolted to the floor 4 ft away from the bending machine head assembly and disable mat switches have been installed at the machine's adjustment points. Employee #1 had been trained and had worked on the machine for one to three years. He overrode good practice.
Keywords: die, finger, work rules, crushed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120060025 Hospitalized injury Amputation Sheet metal workers

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